Kim Kelly

Writing, Organizing, and Fighting Fascism in Philadelphia, PA

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Labor columnist at Teen Vogue and freelance contributor to all manner of other publications. Third generation union thug. Writer on labor, politics, working class resistance, antifascism, heavy metal, death culture, history, nonfiction, and things that go bump in the night.

I'm currently Teen Vogue's labor columnist and a regular contributor to the Baffler and the New Republic. My work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Columbia Journalism Review, New Labor Forum, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, the Pacific Standard,, Food & Wine, The Appeal, Gizmodo, Jezebel, Salon, Bitch, VICE, Kerrang, Playboy, The Atlantic, The Chicago Reader, Spin, The Quietus, the Daily Telegraph, Noisey, Bandcamp, Spotify, The Village Voice, Decibel, Terrorizer, FADER, and many more. I also spent five years as the heavy metal editor for Noisey, VICE's music and culture vertical.

Proud member-organizer of the VICE Union and councilperson for the Writers Guild of America, East.

Until we are all free, we are none of us free.

kimkellywrites @ gmail dot com

  • Work
    • Writer / organizer
  • Education
    • Drexel University